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January 14, 2021

New study reports on secondary impacts of COVID-19 measures on hospital care for paediatric patients and families

Measures to preserve hospital capacity and reduce spread during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in broad social and clinical impacts on paediatric patients and families.

January 8, 2021

SickKids statement on deferring in-person school attendance

Taking the time now to focus on lowering the level of community transmission and enhancing in-school mitigation strategies is critical to ensuring everyone’s safety.

December 15, 2020

Keeping patients home for the holidays: Innovative virtual care program brings complex ventilator support into the home

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.

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December 14, 2020

SickKids and Holland Bloorview launch COVID-19 testing sites for children with medical complexity, developmental conditions

Starting Dec. 14, SickKids and Holland Bloorview are joining forces to make COVID-19 testing for children with medical complexity and children with developmental conditions more convenient and less stressful for them and their families.

December 7, 2020

Preliminary findings shared from COVID-19 child mental health research study

70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.

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December 7, 2020

New universal masking policy in effect at SickKids

Effective today, our universal masking policy requires everyone age 6 and older to wear a hospital-provided mask at SickKids. This policy applies to staff, family caregivers, visitors, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.  

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December 4, 2020

SickKids experiencing COVID-19 outbreak in non-patient care area

SickKids is no longer experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among staff in the Core Lab, a clinical testing lab in the hospital.

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December 1, 2020

SickKids increasing scheduled clinical care activity

SickKids is pleased to advance to the next phase, Phase 5, starting Nov. 30. Phase 5 increases the number of operating rooms in service for a combination of emergency, urgent and scheduled care.

November 21, 2020

Our children are not okay: Health-care leaders in Ontario issue warning and express deep concern about new COVID-19 modelling data

New COVID-19 modelling data from the federal and provincial governments puts children and youth at risk. Although children are far less likely to be infected by COVID-19, they are profoundly affected.

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November 17, 2020

SickKids researchers receive $1.5 million in CFI funding to launch unified COVID-19 biobank

The UT COVID-19 Biobank will provide safe, secure and standardized collection of biologic samples, such as blood and respiratory secretions, that are critical to answering a range of research questions about COVID-19 infection across the age span from children to the elderly.

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September 15, 2020

Dr. Upton Allen from SickKids leads team assessing COVID-19 prevalence, risk factors among Black Canadian communities

Medical researchers from SickKids are conducting largescale antibody testing and data collection to understand the prevalence of COVID-19 infection in Black Canadian communities.

September 14, 2020

Researchers and teachers provide initial observations from school simulation study

SickKids researchers and teachers involved in a COVID-19 safe schools simulation study have compiled preliminary observations and key learnings from their experience.

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